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Main Title Eating apes /
Author Peterson, Dale.
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Ammann, Karl.
Publisher University of California Press,
Year Published 2003
OCLC Number 50079919
ISBN 0520230906 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780520230903 (cloth : alk. paper); 0520243323; 9780520243323
Subjects Apes--Africa, Central. ; Wildlife conservation--Africa, Central. ; Ape meat industry--Africa, Central. ; Mensapen. ; Stropen. ; Fleischindustrie. ; Tierschutz. ; Primaten. ; Jagd. ; Zentralafrika. ; Ape meat industry. ; Apes. ; Wildlife conservation. ; Africa, Central.
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ELBM  QL737.P96P463 2003 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 12/09/2013
Collation ix, 320 p., 16 p. of plates : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-300) and index.
Contents Notes
Details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Eating Apes documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives.--From publisher description. Laughter -- Beginnings -- Death -- Flesh -- Blood -- Business -- Denial -- A story -- History.